Protect Your Lawn from Diseases this Spring
Spring has arrived and with it comes both benefits and hassles. One of those hassles are lawn diseases that can potentially disrupt the beauty and usefulness of your yard. Fortunately, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver can help you defeat your lawn foes with spring lawn maintenance.
Lawn diseases can do a number on your yard, so there is some information you’ll want to know to make sure that doesn’t happen. Below are Vancouver lawn maintenance tips from Nutri-Lawn Vancouver to help you know what you’re up against, and the best ways to combat the threat.
Red thread disease
Red thread disease is generated by surface water that hasn’t fully absorbed into the lawn. Excessive moisture that has formulated in the autumn and bread diseases throughout winter and early spring will welcome fungal material. Don’t worry – red thread isn’t deadly, and can be combated with proper lawn maintenance. But it can weaken your lawn, and cause unattractive patches on your property. This also doesn’t make for the most appealing yard for you and your family to enjoy.
Red thread appears as yellow spots on your lawn that are infected with red or pink fungi on the grass blades. These patches can be as small as a couple inches to as large as 2 feet.
Fusarium patch develops for the same reasons as red thread. These patches won’t begin as yellow, dead lawn but rather reddish-brown patches. Fusarium is often mistaken for grass that’s been ruined with dog waste. If you aren’t sure, it’s always better to contact a Nutri-Lawn Vancouver lawn care expert for advice – always better to be safe than sorry!
Eliminate fusarium and red thread with spring lawn maintenance
Getting rid of fusarium and red thread with Nutri-Lawn landscape services doesn’t have to be difficult. For one, neither disease is a fan of dry conditions, so you’ll want to hold off on excessive irrigation in your spring lawn maintenance for a bit. As the fungi begins to dry up, they will slowly begin to disappear.
Second, you want to make sure to include a nitrogen supplementation in your Nutri-Lawn landscape services. Nitrogen rich fertilizer is a great lawn maintenance option to provide the nutrients needed to rid your yard of these diseases.
You also need to make sure your lawn is strong enough to withstand disease. You can create a more resilient lawn by including adequate irrigation, fertilization, overseeding, and aeration in your Nutri-Lawn landscape services. Stronger lawns aren’t as susceptible to damage and have stronger roots that won’t be as easily destroyed.
How are diseases harmful?
There are a few ways that diseases destroy your lawn and effectively ruin your spring lawn maintenance efforts. Diseases feed upon your lawn, and suck up all the nutrients that you meant your grass to receive. The diseases thrive through feeding on your grass roots. Your grass roots will be weakened, and the structure of your lawn will quickly be destroyed.
Also important to know is that diseased lawns encourage insect infestations. Inversely, insect infestations also welcome diseases. Both Vancouver lawn maintenance foes weaken your grass and make better breeding spots for insects and diseases alike.
Don’t wait a minute longer to begin on your Nutri-Lawn lawn care program to prevent diseases. Receive your complimentary quote from Nutri-Lawn Vancouver today!